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I am starting my own new chapter, the Astral Crusaders. Still working on fluff.
I'll be posting my project on the painting forum later. My minis are all undercoated and i'm currently painting the armour basecoat.
Well anyway here is my first 1000 pts. list.
Astral Crusaders 2nd Company:
Chaplain Kirdan Kalevra, attached to the Astral crusaders 2nd company.
(Chaplain w/ Jump Pack 115 pts)
1st. Tactical Squad Destructo
(10 man tactical squad, multi-melta, meltagun, PF, Rhino 235)
2nd Tactical Squad "The Crusaders" This unrelenting squad spent four weeks in isolation hunting ork warlord Grotgar, bringing him and his nobz down in a hail of deadly bolter fire.
(10 man tactical squad, ML, flamer, PF, Rhino 230 )
1st. Assault Squad Mortalis. Joining Chaplain Kalevra.
(10 man assault squad, 2xplasma gun, PF, Combat shield 250 )
Predator Destructor. "Deathbringer"
(Predator w/ heavy bolter ponsons 85 pts)
Predator Destructor. "The Emperors Will"
(Predator w/ heavy bolter ponsons 85 pts)
This is just a small part of the 2nd company. but I intend to make a full company.
This comes to 1000 pts.
what do you think of this army. Looking forward to hear what you think.
Last edited by DemoMarine; April 18th, 2009 at 19:12. Reason: getting rid of the accidental smileys...
its a good starting army and i like the fact that you added some storyline to it too. can't wait to see your bigger army lists.
Plasma pistols aren't really ever worth taking. Theyre too expensive for something you'll likely shoot once or twice then get stuck in combat. A combat shield isn't worth taking either since you should allocate wounds to other units in the group rather than making the sarge take a hit and hope to save if the attack ignores armor. Even then, it is very unreliable.
Maybe swap the ML out for a lascannon for more ranged anti tank since you already have lots of anti horde from the dual preds. Adding 2 flamers to the assault squad would be invaluable as well - to soften up the enemy before the assault.
I think this should leave you 5 points under 1k
Thanks to Astynax for the advise thumps up.
I agree with you on the flamers. Im gonna swap the pistol to flamers. The flamers worked great when playtesting
I think ill keep the ML for the versatility, i got alot of melta to take out armour.
The Fluff so far is that the chapter is currently underpowered and in a transition period.
The chapter lost more than half the first company along with the entire 3rd, 4th and a big part of the 10th. But the real catastrophe is that the previous chapter master was lost too.
They were a part of a strike force charged with taking out splinter fleets of hive fleet Leviathan. The attacks were well planned and well-coordinated with the Imperial guard. The strike force got lost when scouring the polluted hive world Scalor in 953.M41. The ground assault was going according to plan when a second fleet entered the system and attacked the Imperial fleets surrounding the planet. The fleets of the Empire were utterly destroyed after an intense and deadly battle. Surrounded and unsupported the land armies were withered down and eventually destroyed. There have as of yet not found been found any survivors.
The underpowered chapter ended their crusading ways and settled down in the crude and uncivilized system of Kalinides. The system, still in the middle of an industrial revolution now speed up by the arrival of the space marines, was a good starting point for rebuilding the chapter. The people are primitive and hard working and the planets and moons are ripe with resources. The Astral Crusaders have started recruited both new neophytes for rebuilding the chapter and soldiers for a new system wide army of Imperial Guard.
There are only two inhabitable planets. Prandium II (named after the former jewel of the ultramar system) and Yiel both are lush and green agri-worlds. Most people in Kalinides however, live on the moons of Kyrkorr, the biggest planet in the system. Kyrkorr is a monstrous gas giant and almost a system in it’s own right with an astonishing 56 moons, 12 of which are inhabitable. The chapter monastery is located on Scalor. A small moon named after the tragedy struck planet that claimed almost half the chapter. Scalor is no more that a bare rock floating in space. The only real feature of the moon is the towering monastery in the making covering a big part of the northern pole.
Scalor is now the new heart of the Astral Crusaders. These battle brothers with a hunger for revenge are fiercely determined to rebuild their chapter. They are building up their new home and welcoming more and more new battle brothers whilst fighting the Ork menace infesting Kalinides. Enemies of the emperor will receive no mercy and no quarter from these warriors. The battle brothers of the Astral Crusaders will smite anyone in their way with righteous fury, the Emperor’s wrath and the roar of the holy bolter!
What do you think ?
Last edited by DemoMarine; April 22nd, 2009 at 23:07.